1/2 Day Durango Rafting Trip
Lower Animas River
About This Trip
About 4.5 hours round trip, 3 hours on the water, 3 departure times, departs from Durango
Enjoy a Durango rafting half day river trip through town! Get a different view of Durango through the rapids, enjoy a riverside snack, and absorb the scenic beauty south of town. The Lower Animas is a popular river for visitors and locals, alike! Overall, a great place to be!
Learn the history of the region and stories of local traditions as you experience Durango, Colorado river rafting! Paddle along with the guide, or sit back and relax as the guide does all the work…your choice!
Later in the season, water levels do get lower and all rapids can be downgraded a half to a full class. This causes the river to become more technical as you bounce and spin-off of the rocks that come up from the river. A Durango rafting 1/2-day trip offers a great mild trip option for ages 4 and up, but if you’re looking for a bit more adventure, try your hand at inflatable kayaks (ages 11 and up)!
A great way to up the Colorado experience in one day is by joining your Durango rafting 1/2-day trip with a guided jeep tour or a ride on the historic Narrow Gauge Railroad with a Rivers & Trails or Rail & Raft package! (Or get the best of all three worlds with our most popular package, Rivers, Trails, & Rails!) Lower Animas 1/2-day trips start at $55.00!
15 foot self-bailing rafts (up to 10 guests). Opt for an Oar Boat (paddle along with the guide as you like), or a Paddle Boat (more adventurous when the guide just has a paddle and relies on you to help get through the rapids!
Experience a smaller guide to guest ratio (up to 6 guests) and a more personalized trip. Enjoy a smaller 12 or 13 foot raft, or request a 15 foot raft for a more conservative adventure.
Increase the level of adventure and control your own destiny under the supervision of a kayak guide along side of you! No experience needed; our instructors teach you all you need to know!